Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Reflection - Footprints in the Sand

Every time that I stand at the water's edge at the beach I think about the words from "Footprints."

These photos were taken at Cocoa Beach, Florida
looking out at the Atlantic Ocean.


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed 
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

written by Carolyn Joyce Carty


The Value of a Friend
9 - Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 - For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (New King James Version)


photos by peacesojourner

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